Berkeley post office worthy of passion, protest

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San Jose Mercury: Consider some of Berkeley's signature protests. Legions of students sitting in for free speech. Citizen activists fighting to keep People's Park for the people. Tree-sitters giving voice to a grove of whispering oaks outside Memorial Stadium. Another one — with the requisite components of activism, occupation and principled outrage — has been raging quietly at the corner of … Read More

Air Rights to Old Chelsea PO: Piece Of Sky Up For Bid

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Chelsea Now: No one knows the ultimate fate of a treasured local post office — but at least the concerned parties were sent two letters of intent. The sale of the air rights and a portion of historic Old Chelsea Station (217 W. 18th St. btw 7th & 8th Aves.) is moving forward as the United States Postal Services (USPS) … Read More

York PA post office resold for more than twice what the USPS sold it for

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The historic post office in York, PA, has just been sold by one developer to another.  In August 2013, York businessman Themi Sacarellos bought the post office from the Postal Service for $350,000.  It had been assessed at $1,480,440, and it was initially listed at $800,000.  The USPS-CBRE Properties for Sale website currently lists it at $650,000 and "sold."  After … Read More

New Facebook Page on America’s Post Offices

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There's a new Facebook page called "Ours: America's Post Offices."  It posts links to articles about the Postal Service, and encourages readers to post photos of their post office with a note about what it means to you and your community.  Several great post office photos have already been posted.  Visit the page here.

OIG report shows mode of delivery affects “customer engagement”

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The USPS OIG has just released a new report on “Modes of Delivery and Customer Engagement with Advertising Mail.”  According to the report, which is based on a survey of 5,000 households, “Advertising mail delivered to a recipient’s door generates higher “read and response” rates than advertising mail delivered to the curbside or a neighborhood cluster box. Door delivery customers … Read More